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Arika have been creating events since 2001. The Archive is space to share the documentation of our work, over 600 events from the past 20 years. Browse the archive by event, artists and collections, explore using theme pairs, or use the index for a comprehensive overview.

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45 Results for Rational | Sachertorte

Under this heading you might find work that arises out of a kind of proffessorial vibe; maybe august historian of the AACM George Lewis hanging out with Ultra-red at A Survey is a Process of Listening. Then there have been performances at Arika events that resonate with the old Second Vienese School of composition. Instrument builder / hacker Nicolas Collins once referenced Anton Webern’s music as inseperable from the taste of Sachertorte cake on Sauchiehall Street one summer’s evening. Maybe checking out Radu Malfatti’s composition for the Northern Sinfonia will help tie all that together.

Ellen fullman's long string instrument : many strings strung across a long room
13 October 2006
The Arches

Ellen Fullman & Sean Meehan

Ellen Fullman Sean Meehan

Long Stringed Instrument performance involving up to 100 wires strung in tension over a 40m arch.

INSTAL 06
Henri Chopin on stage smiling and operating a tape recorder
16 October 2005
The Arches

Henri Chopin

Henri Chopin

Renouncing the bind of the written word, Chopin’s sound poetry is a magical evocation of the pure powers of the voices, stripped bare of language.

INSTAL 05
Pauline Oliveros holding an accordion while reading information from a laptop
16 October 2005
The Arches

Pauline Oliveros & David Dove

David Dove Pauline Oliveros

Since the 1960’s Oliverios has had a profound influence on generations of musicians through her work with myth and ritual, improvisation and meditation.

INSTAL 05
Ulrike Flaig operating equipment by a cathode ray television
11 December 2004
DCA

Perlonex & Ulrike Flaig

Burkhard Beins Ignaz Schick Joerg Maria Zeger Ulrike Flaig

Real-time video feedback loops submerged in laminal sheets of sound soaked in gauzy timbral detail and multi-valenced, buzzing overtones.

Kill Your Timid Notion 04
Burkhard Stangl silhouetted against a projection of an eye
19 October 2003
DCA

Phonographics, Live

Burkhard Stangl Fennesz Gustav Deutsch Martin Siewert Werner Dafeldecker

A live installation of the ‘Film Ist’: projected on 4 huge screens and an improvised soundtrack from 4 figureheads of the Austrian experimental music scene.

Kill Your Timid Notion 03
Carsten Nicolai operating some equipment near a projection
17 October 2003
DCA

Alva.Noto

Carsten Nicolai alva.noto

60 cycle hums, jagged static cracklings, and clipped electron pinpricks, mutating them into sublime, post-techno grooves

Kill Your Timid Notion 03
Steve Roden seated on stage at DCA Dundee
17 October 2003
DCA

Steve Roden

Steve Roden

By focusing on the things that most people don’t notice or pass by uncaring – Steve Roden crafts gentle, sparse and metaphorically loaded compositions.

Kill Your Timid Notion 03
Computer screen revealing some data and a green shape
17 October 2003
DCA

Cyclo

Carsten Nicolai Ryoji Ikeda

Two figureheads of the minimalist electronica pulse, Ikeda and Nicolai have been responsible for some of the most innovative and ground-breaking music of the last decade, redefining experimental electronica.

Kill Your Timid Notion 03
Francisco Lopez wearing a hat at INSTAL 02
1 December 2002
The Arches

Francisco Lopez

Deliberately blurred drones, absent of definite structure or rhythm, framed in silence and devoid of any distraction from the pure matter of sound.

INSTAL 02